Virginia Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
When Truck Accidents Cause Harm, We Help People Rebuild & Move On
Per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, commercial truckers are not allowed to drive more than 10 hours or work more than 15 hours at a time without an 8 hour rest period. However, these rules are so widely disregarded that some truckers refer to the logbooks that they track their hours in as "comic books". However, it is no laughing matter that commercial trucks are involved in higher overall crash rates than passenger vehicles.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records an average of 90+ fatalities every year in Virginia from crashes involving a large truck.
Virginia Truck Accident Statistics
According to data provided by the NHTSA (2014):
- There were 90 fatalities from truck crashes.
- Rockingham County had the highest number of fatal trucking accidents.
Virginia State Information
- Population: 8,382,9934
- Capital: Richmond
- Most Populous City: Virginia Beach
Top 5 Counties
- Fairfax County
- Prince William County
- Loudoun County
- Chesterfield County
- Henrico County
Top 10 Cities
- Virginia Beach
- Newport News
About Virginia Highways
The state highway system in Virginia has 57,867 miles of state highways, making it the third-largest system in the United States. Virginia's interstate system alone has 1,118 miles of 4- to 10-lane highways that connect major cities and states. The main interstates include: I-64, I-66, I-73, I-77, I-81, I-85, and I-95.
Rights of Truck Accident Victims
If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious truck accident, we recommend you contact a professional Virginia truck accident attorney, such as those at Arnold & Itkin. Hiring the help of a legal mind is important because truck accidents can be especially difficult to determine who is at fault or the main cause of the accident. Our team is skilled at investigating Virginia truck accident cases and helping victims file their claims.
Our law firm has the resources to help you recover from your truck accident. From finding the right doctors to contacting insurance companies, we are here to help so you have a stress-free recovery. Our team is waiting to move into action on your behalf, to preserve the evidence from your case, and to answer any questions you may have concerning your claim. Our truck accident attorneys will do their best to provide you with high-quality service and compassionate help.
We offer you a complimentary initial consultation so you can see the difference that our firm can make on your behalf. Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today!